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361 dogs seized in raid go to temporary shelter | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 33 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 23, 2011, titled 361 dogs seized in raid go to temporary shelter | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Humane-society and public-health officials relocated more than 360 dogs seized from a Clark County property to a fairgrounds in Union County.

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cesar

Dublin, OH

#1 Feb 23, 2011
This country is in huge debt and we are tapped out. We do not have the money to keep feeding and caring for all these animals. It's time to stop spending taxes for stuff like this. If private individuals choose to waste their money on their own animals that's one thing. For tax money to be wasted on this is quite another.

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SRMom

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 23, 2011
This place has been a problem for several years, HSUS and Best Friends both offered to help but Clark County officials permitted this place to exist. The owner of the rescue, the volunteers who were permitted on the property and did not file complaints, the "humane officers" who permitted this abuse, and the property owner should all be charged with animal abuse/cruelty. They all share the guilt of what was done to these dogs and they all should be held financially responsible. As far as I'm concerned, the people who knew about this and did nothing to stop it should behelp financially responsible. The county was put in this financial bind because they turned a blind eye to reports of abuse and cruelty occuring at this location. They permitted this, now they need to find the funds to pay the piper!
TanToes

Naples, FL

#3 Feb 23, 2011
How could something like this get so huge and out of control before something was done? Misery for the animals, and ridiculous in every sense.
ED OH

Marysville, OH

#4 Feb 23, 2011
Does anyone know who to contact in order to volunteer?
Ted

Columbus, OH

#5 Feb 23, 2011
cesar wrote:
This country is in huge debt and we are tapped out. We do not have the money to keep feeding and caring for all these animals. It's time to stop spending taxes for stuff like this. If private individuals choose to waste their money on their own animals that's one thing. For tax money to be wasted on this is quite another.
Cesar, you probaly don't complain when you get your welfare check every month
Dog Lover

United States

#6 Feb 23, 2011
What tax payer money was spent on these dogs? This was a private rescue. There was a lot of money spent by other counties when their humane officers, dog wardens, etc came in to help move the dogs. The rescue itself, did not receive any money from the county and the care of the animals, at this time, will not come from the county.

I would like to know why Clark county could not keep the dogs in their own county? Why would they expect other counties to come in and handle their problems? I think it is great that the other counties offered to help, but Clark county needs to bear the brunt of the expenses.
Greed

Columbus, OH

#7 Feb 23, 2011
First reply about spending money on helping naimals..Did you know as of 2008 USA has spent a known roughly 2.6 trillion dollars on the two wars we have? IRaq war was a lie and a damn waste from the very first day, but America kept it going kept funneling money into it. Afghan war...Ever remember the Russians getting butt kicked and leaving there in the 80's? Hmmm another massive waste and nope we don't have osama bin laden either(don't really want him, but gotta kept john q public thinking so).. Hmm just before 9/11 a few days really I think it was rumsfeld got on the news and said the US government could not account for 23 billion dollars..hmm more money wasted and lost and into greedy pockets..

imagine the massive waste here and your sniveling about what amounts to not even a drop in the bucket..
Native Alien

Corbin, KY

#9 Feb 23, 2011
I would think since these dogs are considered evidence it is important to the criminal case to keep them together because that way if pictures or anything else is needed then they would be easy to obtain. Plus with one central location it will be easier for volunteers to take care of them. It might have to be like an assembly line but at least the dogs will be getting care.

I agree charge everyone that has looked the other way for the cost to reimburse the county or the Humane Society for money spent.

I would think that if one wanted to volunteer, all you would need to do is to get ahold of the Clark County Humane society.
Civics101

Columbus, OH

#10 Feb 23, 2011
cesar wrote:
This country is in huge debt and we are tapped out. We do not have the money to keep feeding and caring for all these animals. It's time to stop spending taxes for stuff like this. If private individuals choose to waste their money on their own animals that's one thing. For tax money to be wasted on this is quite another.
The owner failed in personal responsibility to not keep these animals in unsanitary and substadard consditions. We will skip that the owner of the property had a legal and moral responisbility to treat the dogs humanely since the ethics of willful cruelty and neglect escape you.

In terms of dollars and cents, for your lack of sense as to why government would have to step in, it is a public health and public safety issue. The threat of diseases such as rabies and potential of dangerous dogs getting loose would affect all citizens in the area.

Like it or not, if you live in an area populated by other people (a society), you are going to have some social trade offs and responsibilites. Otherwise, take your completly independent and capable Daniel Boone like self and move to the wilderness.

This was a large undertaking and an unusual situation akin to a mini-disaster. Sometimes in situations people will turn to neighbors and friends for assistance. Commissioner Mark Forrest said. "I feel for their plight, but we just can't take on another county's problem like that, and it really isn't fair for them to ask." Quite an un-Christian like attitude, doesn't really recognize the fact that we are all on this ball of rock together, and frankly, I'm glad he isn't my neighbor.
smawgunner

Plain City, OH

#11 Feb 23, 2011
Greed wrote:
First reply about spending money on helping naimals..Did you know as of 2008 USA has spent a known roughly 2.6 trillion dollars on the two wars we have? IRaq war was a lie and a damn waste from the very first day, but America kept it going kept funneling money into it. Afghan war...Ever remember the Russians getting butt kicked and leaving there in the 80's? Hmmm another massive waste and nope we don't have osama bin laden either(don't really want him, but gotta kept john q public thinking so).. Hmm just before 9/11 a few days really I think it was rumsfeld got on the news and said the US government could not account for 23 billion dollars..hmm more money wasted and lost and into greedy pockets..
imagine the massive waste here and your sniveling about what amounts to not even a drop in the bucket..
And Obama keeps it going and going and going.....
Greta

Columbus, OH

#12 Feb 23, 2011
Hooray for Union County to do the right thing, show the necessary compassion, step in and help with this sad situation. And shame on the Madison County official who withdrew that county's initial commitment of help, even after volunteers cleared the promised site, and said "it's not fair of them to ask." Beyond despicable!
jackiekt

Grove City, OH

#14 Feb 23, 2011
Angel is one of the 89 dogs that were rescued by the Delaware County (Ohio) Humane Society last summer. She is ten years old. She and the other dogs were living out their lives locked away in filthy cages in a basement. She had had puppies; one can only imagine how many times. She had never been outside. When she first came home with me, she shook in terror at sounds we take for granted and hardly notice. It took her three months of coaxing before she took off running and playing with me and my other dogs. She is a brave little girl, and safe now in our home.

I urge everyone to get involved and help these and other abused and abandoned animals. If you don't have a dog, open up your heart and adopt one. If you have one dog, open up your heart and adopt another. If you have 2 dogs, please find it in your heart to adopt one more. If you love them, they will return your love a thousand fold.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi

Ohio fails this test.

Jacquelyn K. Thompson
http://thompsoninthehouse.blogspot.com
jackiekt

Grove City, OH

#15 Feb 23, 2011
Angel is one of the 89 dogs that were rescued by the Delaware County (Ohio) Humane Society last summer. She is ten years old. She and the other dogs were living out their lives locked away in filthy cages in a basement. She had had puppies; one can only imagine how many times. She had never been outside. When she first came home with me, she shook in terror at sounds we take for granted and hardly notice. It took her three months of coaxing before she took off running and playing with me and my other dogs. She is a brave little girl, and safe now in our home.

I urge everyone to get involved and help these and other abused and abandoned animals. If you don't have a dog, open up your heart and adopt one. If you have one dog, open up your heart and adopt another. If you have 2 dogs, please find it in your heart to adopt one more. If you love them, they will return your love a thousand fold.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi

Ohio fails this test.

Jacquelyn K. Thompson
http://thompsoninthehouse.blogspot.com
artloar

Columbus, OH

#16 Feb 23, 2011
Once he has been conficted, how about a civil suit against him to recoup the funds?

Would it send a message to others breeding and holding dogs for profit?
logic

Dublin, OH

#17 Feb 23, 2011
Dog Lover wrote:
What tax payer money was spent on these dogs? This was a private rescue. There was a lot of money spent by other counties when their humane officers, dog wardens, etc came in to help move the dogs. The rescue itself, did not receive any money from the county and the care of the animals, at this time, will not come from the county.
I would like to know why Clark county could not keep the dogs in their own county? Why would they expect other counties to come in and handle their problems? I think it is great that the other counties offered to help, but Clark county needs to bear the brunt of the expenses.
Do you read what you write? First you write no tax money was spent. Then you write a lot of money was spent by other counties. That WAS tax money. Are you so lacking in logic? Stop wasting money on curs.
Veronica Dickey from Ohio

Akron, OH

#18 Feb 23, 2011
All of these dogs, please remember, are the innocent victims of neglect and abuse. First let all step-up and focus on the welfare of the dogs still living. Does it really matter who pays? Take care of the suffering animals, once that has been accomplished, then sort out the money situation.

Go after the hoarding owner who hopefully receives criminal charges and is forbidden from ever owning any animal for life! Statistics state animal hoarders have a 100% recidivism rate. If this man is allowed to own animals he will do it again, since it is a compulsion he cannot control!
dogs

London, OH

#19 Feb 23, 2011
Money, money, money. Gripe, gripe, gripe. Does it matter when you're dead? These dogs have been through much misery and deserve to be taken care of. If some of you are so hard hearted, go crawl in your hole with your money, and let kind well-meaning people alone to help with these innocent dogs. Gandhi was a wise man. I try to help animals in any way I can, and will continue to do so.
Nancy Mabrey

Kenton, OH

#20 Feb 23, 2011
Good job, Holly.
MARIO

Mount Vernon, OH

#21 Feb 23, 2011
HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF US? I BELIEVE THE ANIMAL SHELTERS HAVE A LOT OF TO BE BLAMED FOR,I RECENTLY TRIED TO ADOPT A DOG AND BY GOD THEY ACT AS IF YOU'RE ADOPTING A BABY,HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THEIR APLICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS TO ADOPT AN ANIMAL? I WENT TO A BREEDER AND GOT A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE PUPPY FOR LESS MONEY AND NO QUESTIONS ASKED. SOME TIMES YOU WANT TO HELP AND ADOPT AN ANIMAL BUT THEY MAKE IT SO HARD AND EXPENSIVE THAT YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO LOOK SOME PLACE ELSE.....
Stephany

Springfield, OH

#22 Feb 23, 2011
Of the 76 deceased dogs 60 were puppies, they were found frozen in plastic tubs on the property. Tragic!

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